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Canada PM hid in a closet

2014-10-24 17:26

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was shoved into a closet when a gunmen stormed parliament.

Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims

2014-10-23 17:09

The mother of the Canada shooting suspect tells says she is crying for the victims, not for her son.

Woman charged for baby corpses found in storage

2014-10-23 05:56

A woman was on charged after police discovered six decomposing baby corpses in her storage locker in the western Canadian city of Winnipeg, police say.

Canadian soldier shot at war memorial

2014-10-22 19:34

A gunman has shot a Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, then entered Parliament and shots rang out, police and witnesses say.

EU ministers to hold anti-Ebola talks

2014-10-13 14:44

The EU has called a meeting of health ministers to discuss the possible screening of travellers from Ebola-hit West African countries, officials say.

Saskatchewan train derails, catches fire

2014-10-08 06:06

A train has derailed in central Saskatchewan and caught fire leading to a village being evacuated.

First large-scale carbon capture goes online

2014-10-02 14:48

The world's first large-scale carbon capture and storage, built into a SaskPower coal-fired power plant in the Canadian prairies has been inaugurated.

Man admits to killing in Canada dismemberment trial

2014-09-30 13:01

MONTREAL, Sept 29 - A Canadian admitted in court on Monday that he killed a Chinese student and mailed body parts to Canadian political parties and schools but his lawyer said the defendant was schizophrenic and therefore not criminally responsible.

'Canadian Psycho' murder trial starts

2014-09-29 19:59

The trial of a former Canadian porn actor accused of killing and dismembering a Chinese engineering student has started, with prosecutors saying this was not the act of a lunatic.

51 turtles in pants

2014-09-27 11:29

A Canadian has been caught at the US-Canada border with 51 live turtles stuffed in his pants in what American authorities claimed was an elaborate reptile smuggling operation.

BlackBerry launches square Passport

2014-09-24 16:54

BlackBerry has launched an unconventional new smartphone dubbed the Passport as it embarks on its long turnaround push.

Beep! Beep! Rare Road Runner spotted

2014-09-15 10:03

Mustang, Corvette, TransAm... despite a host of iconic muscle cars ‘nobody did it slicker and meaner than Plymouth, when it produced the maddest powerhouse coupe yet,’ writes DAVE FALL as he experiences a rare Plymouth Road Runner.

Lucic-Baroni beats Venus

2014-09-14 21:15

Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni has won her first WTA title since 1998 by defeating Venus Williams in Quebec City.

Philippines detains Canadian Islamist preacher

2014-09-11 12:37

A Canadian Islamic preacher has been detained in the Philippines, where authorities deemed him a potential threat to national security, the immigration bureau says.

Dentist arrested after ‘mutilating patients’

2014-09-05 14:28

A fugitive Dutch dentist accused of mutilating dozens of French patients has been arrested in Canada following an international manhunt.

Ebola vaccine shipment to Africa stymied

2014-09-04 05:51

Canada's experimental Ebola vaccine is stuck in the government lab that developed it as officials puzzle over how to safely transport it, three weeks after it was offered to Africa to fight the deadly epidemic.

Walking African fish reveals how our ancestors evolved

2014-08-28 11:53

Experiments on an African fish have shown what might have happened when the first fish ‘walked’ out of water, an evolutionary step that gave rise to today’s tetrapods – amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. [VIDEO]

Imam says IS recruiting in Canada

2014-08-23 09:00

A Canadian imam known for his pacifist sermons has warned that Islamist militant group IS was actively recruiting in Canada and said one member issued him a death threat.

N American could face rail woes

2014-08-15 10:30

Lingering delays in North American rail traffic after eight months of extreme winter, raise the risk of second winter chaos.

Man stabbed after bumping strangers while texting

2014-08-13 20:28

A Canadian man has been stabbed in the heart after bumping into two pedestrians on a downtown Toronto street while texting, police say.

Toronto police probe bomb threat against mayor

2014-08-12 08:28

Toronro police have said they are investigating an alleged email threat to bomb city hall if crack-smoking Mayor Rob Ford does not immediately resign.

Canada sends icebreakers to Arctic to gather data

2014-08-10 20:36

Canada has sent two icebreakers to the High Arctic to gather scientific data in support of its plan to bid for control of the sea floor under and beyond the North Pole.

 

Ex-Mountie hero of Canada shootout

2014-10-23 22:36

The sergeant-at-arms has been lauded for gunning down the assailant in an attack on Canada's Parliament.

Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

2014-10-23 07:26

Canada's prime minister says the country will not be intimidated by terrorism, after a masked gunman attacked a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial.

Canadian soldier, gunman dead in attack

2014-10-22 22:33

Gunfire echoed through the Gothic halls of the Canadian parliament as police shot dead a gunman suspected of killing a soldier guarding a nearby war memorial before storming the building.

Canada raises 'terrorism' alert after soldier killed

2014-10-22 12:39

Canada has raised its national 'terrorism' alert, officials say, after a soldier, run over by a suspected jihadist, died in hospital.

Nismo-tuned Micra: Nissan Cup is a go!

2014-10-21 15:01

Who says racing is reserved for those with deep pockets? Nissan Canada will launch its cheapest racing series yet featuring one of the most affordable hatchbacks - The Nissan Micra Cup. Watch this race-tuned Micra in action!

Canada PM says Arctic shipwreck is HMS Erebusa

2014-10-02 16:14

The remains of one of two British exploration ships lost in the Arctic in 1846 has been identified by Canada’s prime minister as the ill-fated HMS Erebus.

3 Afghan soldiers who fled say they can't go home

2014-10-02 12:23

Three Afghan military officers who sought refuge in Canada after taking off from a military training exercise in Massachusetts say they now face the wrath of their own government.

'Canadian Psycho' admits killing, mental health at issue

2014-09-29 22:37

A former Canadian porn actor accused of killing and dismembering a Chinese student has pleaded not guilty as his trial opened, but his lawyer said mental illness was to blame.

Toronto's mayor back in spotlight

2014-09-28 12:02

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has jumped back into the spotlight for the first time since being hospitalised for cancer, receiving a boisterous welcome.

Tiger kills tiger

2014-09-27 07:19

A zoo in western Canada is mourning the loss of a rare Amur tiger after a staff blunder allowed the old cat to enter the cage and confront two younger felines.

SA couple makes refugee bid in Canada

2014-09-22 09:31
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A white South African couple who fear genocide and rape in their home country can continue with their bid for asylum, a Canadian Federal Court has reportedly ruled.

2 men charged over $68m drug haul in Sydney

2014-09-15 08:59

Two people have been charged with smuggling heroin and methamphetamine worth $68m hidden in a consignment of frozen fish fillets shipped from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, officials say.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford drops re-election bid

2014-09-13 10:27

Ailing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's dramatic decision to drop his re-election bid opened a new chapter in the saga, as his tough-talking but less magnetic brother runs in his place.

Doctor: Ford biopsy results will take a week

2014-09-12 10:23

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s doctor says results of a biopsy on the controversial politician’s abdominal tumour won’t be known for a week.

'Crack mayor' may have a tumour

2014-09-11 09:15

Rob Ford, the controversial mayor of Toronto who became infamous after he admitted to using crack cocaine in a 'drunken stupor', is believed to have a tumour in his abdomen.

Bieber assault charge dropped over limo incident

2014-09-08 18:59

Prosecutors have dropped an assault charge against Canadian pop star Justin Bieber in connection with an incident involving a Toronto limousine driver.

Manulife buys Standard Life's Canadian assets

2014-09-04 14:15

Manulife Financial and Britain's Standard Life have agreed a deal for the Canadian operations of the British insurer as part of a broader global tie-up.

New assault charge against Justin Bieber

2014-09-02 19:02

Canadian police say pop star Justin Bieber has been charged with dangerous driving and assault after a collision between a minivan and an ATV led to a physical altercation.

Canada pulling Ebola lab team from Sierra Leone

2014-08-27 06:17

Canada is evacuating a three-member mobile laboratory team from Sierra Leone after people in their hotel were diagnosed with Ebola.

Investigators release Quebec train disaster report

2014-08-19 19:57

Canada's Transportation Safety Board says in a new report that many factors led to an oil train explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec last year.

Canadian sect leaders face new polygamy charges

2014-08-14 08:33

A Canadian prosecutor has approved criminal charges against four members of an isolated polygamous community in British Columbia nearly three years after a court upheld a ban on plural marriages.

Canada to donate Ebola vaccine for use in Africa

2014-08-13 05:47

Canada will donate a small quantity of an experimental Ebola vaccine developed in its government lab to the World Health Organisation for use in Africa, the country's health minister says.

Pollution from Keystone more than expected

2014-08-11 09:50

The much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the state department calculated earlier this year, a new study says.

Canada quarantines man with Ebola symptoms

2014-08-09 10:31

A Canadian hospital has put a patient in isolation after he arrived in the country from Nigeria with symptoms of fever and flu.

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